Westminster Seminary California will be publishing a new book which celebrates the seminary's 30th anniversary. Westminster Seminary California: A New Old School is written by W. Robert Godrey and Darryl Hart and recounts the history and doctrinal distinctives of WSC.
Here's the pre-publication info from WSC's blog (Valiant for Truth--To read more, Click Here):
In a word, the seminary has sought to carry on the legacy of Old School Presbyterianism, an ethos embodied in the Scriptures, carried on in 16th and 17th century Reformed theology, trumpted from Old Princeton through the mighty pens of the Hodges, B. B. Warfield, Geerhardus Vos, and J. Gresham Machen, and subsequently planted in the sun-soaked earth of Southern California. Though WSC is is relatively new, it is nonetheless an Old School institution, hence a new old school.
The book spells out not only our history, details of key events in the seminary's life, but also our key theological committments within the broader evangelical culture. As one who has read a pre-publication draft of the book, I can tell you that it is as much about WSC as it is about the changing evangelical theological landscape on the West Coast. One of the chief contentions of the book is that WSC has never waivered in its committment to the Reformed faith, but rather, the changing and fluid evangelical scene around the seminary has certainly changed. Once committed to such things as biblical inerrancy, for example, many evangelical institutions have drifted from their doctrinal moorings, and they have done so in a relatively short amount of time. WSC has held the same ground for thirty-plus years. We have not moved to the right; the surrounding theological culture has moved significantly to the left.
Here are the chapters:
1. The Call of the West
2. Heritage from the East: Roots of the Vision
3. The Founders, Their Vision, and Their Work
4. The Faculty
5. Changing Evangelical Environment
6. Challenges Among the Reformed
7. The Growing Old School
This will be must reading!